Woulda, coulda, shoulda but did not: the ticket that could have brought Auburn fan Mark Skiba $50K if it had hit.
The Auburn Tigers very nearly pulled off one of the most unlikely championships that are national the history of college football this week. But for starters man with a payday that is massive the line, 'almost' simply wasn't close enough.
Mark Skiba is now one thing of an Internet phenom, he had that would pay out, should Auburn win the BCS Championship after he posted a picture of the $100, 500-1 betting slip. The bet had been placed by his father during a vacation to Las Vegas January that is last few offered Auburn any opportunity at being an elite team in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), not to mention one of the top squads in the country.
Auburn Devotee Through and Through
But Skiba an Auburn alumnus and a giant fan of the group held on to the ticket even with the Tigers destroyed a season that is early with LSU a loss that must have ended whatever faint hopes they had of finding themselves into the title game.
Then, miracles started to happen. Auburn starting game that is winning game, eventually finding by themselves ranked in the top 25 teams in college football. a tipped ball within the last minute led Auburn past Georgia 43-38. Seven days later, Auburn overcome undefeated Alabama the national title favorite at that point by returning a lengthy Alabama industry goal attem